Ketel Marte
Ketel Marte
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Arizona Diamondbacks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Acquired by the Diamondbacks last offseason, Marte failed to impress his new team enough in the spring to crack a crowded middle infield and was sent down to Triple-A Reno. In that hitter's paradise, Marte slashed an impressive .338/.391/.514 in 70 games before being summoned on June 27 when injuries finally created a need. Marte responded with a passable 260/.345/.395 line over 255 plate appearances, spanning 73 games, though he swiped only three bags. Marte's game is making frequent contact, mostly of the groundball variety. In order to be a valuable fantasy commodity, he needs to tap into the stolen-base potential displayed in the minors and at times with the Mariners in 2015 and 2016. The Snakes stole the seventh-most bases in the league last season, so team context is favorable. Marte appears to be the favorite to open the season as the starting shortstop. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $24 million contract extension with the Diamondbacks in March of 2018. Contract includes includes $8 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2023 and $10 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2024.
Goes deep in losing effort
SSArizona Diamondbacks
September 19, 2018
Marte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.
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Marte accounted for the lone Arizona run in this one, smacking a solo homer in the second inning of the 9-1 loss. The 24-year-old has gone deep in two of his last three starts, giving him 12 long balls and 55 RBI on the season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+42%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .736 420 60 8 41 6 .262 .321 .415
Since 2016vs Right .668 841 86 9 64 14 .253 .311 .357
2018vs Left .913 193 29 6 24 3 .308 .378 .535
2018vs Right .643 347 32 5 30 3 .220 .292 .351
2017vs Left .721 76 9 2 5 0 .242 .342 .379
2017vs Right .748 179 21 3 13 3 .268 .346 .401
2016vs Left .525 151 22 0 12 3 .217 .238 .287
2016vs Right .651 315 33 1 21 8 .279 .311 .340
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
2017
Even Split
2016
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .739 587 70 8 56 10 .274 .335 .404
Since 2016Away .649 674 76 9 49 10 .241 .296 .353
2018Home .846 248 32 6 28 6 .286 .367 .479
2018Away .651 292 29 5 26 0 .224 .285 .366
2017Home .739 131 14 1 10 0 .276 .351 .388
2017Away .741 124 16 4 8 3 .243 .339 .402
2016Home .616 208 24 1 18 4 .259 .286 .330
2016Away .605 258 31 0 15 7 .258 .288 .317
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Stat Review
How does Ketel Marte compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.66
 
BB Rate
9.0%
 
K Rate
13.6%
 
BABIP
.275
 
ISO
.170
 
AVG
.252
 
OBP
.323
 
SLG
.422
 
OPS
.745
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Few late-round names matched Marte's buzz for stolen bases last spring. He was coming off swiping 28 bags between Seattle and Triple-A Tacoma in 2015. His wheels remained locked, however, as is often the case when a young thief faces more resistance to running in the bigs. His walk rate (9.7 percent) from 2015 tanked, limiting his attempts. A low lineup spot doesn't always hinder speedsters in the American League - there's no pitcher due up to clog up the bases -- but Marte occupying the nine-hole most of the time did him few favors overall. Marte has put the ball on the ground more than half the time and has shown above-average contact ability, which open a door for batting-average upside along with 30-steal potential, which has not vanished. He's just 23, after all, and he's now in a more hitter-friendly home park after getting shipped to Arizona as part of the Taijuan Walker deal in November.
Marte was one of the few positives in a forgettable season for the Mariners last year. A broken thumb in late May delayed his arrival, but he made it to Seattle for the final two months and forced his way into the lineup with impressive play at the plate and in the field. Marte's solid on-base numbers translated to the majors, where he walked at nearly a 10-percent clip. His contact, a strong part of his game in the minors, likely will improve from the 80-percent rate he posted with the Mariners as he cuts his strikeouts (17.9 percent). A switch hitter, Marte posted a .780 OPS against right-handers and .720 vs. lefties. He doesn't have much home-run power, but he has excellent speed with 25-steal upside. He'll get that chance this season as he enters spring as the starting shortstop
Marte had a strong 2014 campaign for Double-A Jackson before a late-season promotion to Triple-A Tacoma, where he impressed in 19 games. Known for his above-average speed, Marte stole 29 bases in 33 attempts between the two spots. Although Marte has little power to speak of and may still be a year or more away from being MLB ready, his rapid climb through the system likely explains the team's willingness to trade fellow shortstop Nick Franklin at the deadline last summer. Marte has good on-base skills and makes solid contact as well.
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Launches 11th homer
SSArizona Diamondbacks
September 15, 2018
Marte went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Astros.
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Drives in four
SSArizona Diamondbacks
September 12, 2018
Marte went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
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Out again Monday
SSArizona Diamondbacks
September 10, 2018
Marte is on the bench Monday against the Rockies.
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Not in Sunday's lineup
SSArizona Diamondbacks
September 9, 2018
Marte is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Braves, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Not starting Friday
SSArizona Diamondbacks
September 7, 2018
Marte is not in the lineup Friday against the Braves.
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